16: Research Affiliates' Mike Aked - Australian Office, CAPE Ratios and Simplicity


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Investment consultant and MarketFox columnist Daniel Grioli speaks with Mike Aked who has just established the first Australian office for Research Affiliates in Melbourne. Mike speaks about the reasons behind coming downunder, asset allocation issues and responds to criticism from quant investors on the CAPE ratio. He also discusses the importance of simplicity over complexity. 5:00 Cultural differences in investing 8:00 Working with Gary Brinson 14:00 Create a resolve during good times as a buffer for bad times 18:30 Why copy the endowment model? 20:00 Avoid the bankruptcy of the decision-making process 23:00 Is a strategic asset allocation a useful tool? 30:00 Whatever you do it won't be perfect. 35:00 Research Affiliates to release more short term views 38:30 In positive climate, more momentum; in negative more value 41:00 On sizing positions 46:00 CAPE ratio and its criticism 53:00 Are factors getting more expensive? 58:00 Simple is not easy; it is a step beyond complexity 59:00 Much of complexity does not add any value 1:05:00 Managers give protection against uncomfortable investing

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